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Cold sore question

So three years ago this summer someone didn't clean a glass properly at his house and gave me cold sores. Since, I've had a bump on my lip that grows and shrinks with the standard cold sore stressors (sun, stress, chocolate, etc.) It almost never blisters. So it's not really noticeable. It's always at least sensitive, and I can see where the spot is if I look closely. The skin never quite returns to its normal color, though it does flatten. [more inside]
posted by professor plum with a rope on Jun 17, 2015 - 9 answers

Recommended wait between cold sore healing and oral sex

Is there a recommended waiting time between a cold sore healing and performing oral sex on someone who may not have HSV-1? Does the answer change if Abreva warded off the cold sore before it actually appeared? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Cold sore vs. zit (gross, sorry)

How do I tell the difference between a cold sore and a zit? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Feb 2, 2013 - 8 answers

What should I do about a scabbed over cold sore?

Metafilter has a lot of good advice about cold sore prevention (previously). What I need is advice on what to do in the middle of a full scale outbreak with a cold sore that has developed an impenetrable scab. Past experience leads me to worry that a new sore will form as soon as the scab falls off, a cycle that can go on for well over a month. Am I doing something wrong? Disgusting personal details inside. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jan 25, 2013 - 14 answers

What is this rash around my mouth?

You Are Not My Doctor, but can you help me identify a rash around my mouth? (Pics inside, as well as description that you might or might not think is gross.) [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

The thick cord of hypochondria running through my life

I am a huge hypochondriac, and I have been since I was 18. I need help making it stop. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

What is up with my skin?

I thought I had mild "papulopustular rosacea." Putting Polysporin on the red bumps helped a lot. Then I took acyclovir for a cold sore and the bumps cleared up completely! None of the online resources on rosacea have indicated acyclovir as a treatment. So what did I have? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Does Virulite work?

Has anyone tried Virulite, the anti-cold sore device? Does it work?
posted by Lezzles on Jan 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Protect the baby...from my cold sores

How can I keep from transmitting my cold sores to my 10 month old son ? [more inside]
posted by AuntLisa on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I combine Zovirax & Abreva

So I have a cold sore coming on, and I have both Zovirax(Acyclovir) and Abreva(Docasonal) can I use both at the same time for a double dose of cold sore nuking ?
posted by zeoslap on Dec 17, 2007 - 11 answers

BYOB next time you've got a cold sore, please

What is the lifespan of herpes simplex 1 on a coffee mug? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Apr 26, 2006 - 7 answers

I have a cold sore coming, what should I do?

Cold sore coming. What do I do!?
posted by oissubke on Mar 28, 2004 - 14 answers

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